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Good Samaritan remains in critical condition days after trying to stop woman’s beating

John Charlton just wanted to stop a woman from being abused, his brother says. Now, the Mays Landing man could die. Charlton, 55, was driving along Route 40 on Thursday morning when he saw a man hitting a woman, and stopped to help, Hamilton Township police have said. Police have not named Charlton, but family has confirmed his identity. Christopher Charlton says his older brother likely was going to try to reason with the man.
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Pleasantville father who saved young son recovering from fire that destroyed home

A Pleasantville family who lost their home to a fire is glad at least that everyone is safe. “We’re holding up,” said Amanda Naylor in a phone call from Temple University Hospital, where her husband is still recovering from smoke inhalation and eye damage. A GoFundMe page was set up by their daughter Tatiana Morales. Jose Morales, 39, is doing better, Naylor said. Their 5-year-old son, Bubba, has been released from the hospital. Going by
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Bridgeton man arrested in two bank robberies

A Bridgeton man has been charged in two bank robberies more than three months apart. The OceanFirst Bank on Harding Highway in Hamilton Township was robbed Tuesday morning. Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect, who was wearing similar clothing to the suspect in the July 13 robbery of the TD Bank on Cornwell Drive in Bridgeton. In both cases, the suspect gave the teller a note and fled. A joint investigation by the
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End may be in sight for Atlantic City’s troubled Bayview Inn

After a drug raid, an alligator and two suspicious fires, the Bayview Inn is still standing on Albany Avenue. But it may not be for long, Atlantic City’s director of Licensing and Inspection tells BreakingAC. “They have until Nov. 5 to come in to either properly secure the property, renovate it or obtain a certificate of occupancy,” Director Dale Finch said. If not, the demolition process will begin Nov. 12. The motel just off Exit
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Kauffman broke no laws in standoff at EHT practice, attorney’s motion claims

An Egg Harbor Township doctor broke no laws when he pulled a gun threatening to kill himself as investigators came to search his office, according to a motion to dismiss his indictments filed Friday. James Kauffman has been jailed since the June 13 standoff at his Ocean Heights practice. After he surrendered, the 9mm handgun was recovered from a rear office. A search of his vehicle parked in the lot outside found a Keltch .380-caliber
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Linwood teacher to go to trial in chair-kicking incident

A Linwood teacher charged after she allegedly injured a student by kicking his chair out from under him will go to trial later this year. Kimberly Peschi, 40,is charged with cruelty and neglect of a child and simple assault in the Feb. 9 incident. The then-12-year-old sixth-grader struck his head when Peschi allegedly kicks the back of his chair as he is rocking back and forth. A trial date will be set in November or
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Arraignment set for Dr. Kauffman in gun, obstruction case

Dr. James Kauffman’s arraignment on gun and obstruction charges has been postponed. The Egg Harbor Township doctor is now expected to be arraigned Sept. 28, a week after the original date given. Kauffman was arrested June 13, after pulling a gun and threatening to shoot himself when investigators came to his office off Ocean Heights Avenue with a search warrant. A grand jury indicted him Sept. 6 on two charges of unlawful possession of a
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Multiple gunshot wounds killed Buena homicide victims

Autopsies found that a man and woman found dead inside a vehicle this weekend died of multiple gunshot wounds. Talisa Colon, 23, and Damon Jones, 34, were killed early Saturday morning. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800. Buena double homicide victims identified  
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Buena double homicide victims identified

Two people killed in a shooting in Buena Borough early Saturday morning, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The two have been identified as Damon Jones, 34, of Bridgeton, and Talisa Colon, 23, of Vineland. A 911 call made to police at 1:19 a.m. reported shots fired, and that someone may have been struck. Police arrived in the 408 Wheat Road to find the man and woman dead inside a vehicle. Their relationship to one
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Former Atlantic City police chief settles lawsuit for $2.3 million

Former Atlantic City Police Chief John Mooney has settled his lawsuit with Atlantic City for $2.3 million. It was one of two major lawsuit settlements related to police that City Council voted on Wednesday. The other was a $3 million payout in an excessive force case. The deal stems from a 2013 court case in which Mooney was awarded more than $3.7 million, after the jury found his demotion was retaliation by then-Mayor Lorenzo Langford.
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